Google rolls out the Play Store to selected devices running on stable Chrome OS

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Having the ability to install apps from the Play Store has been something akin to finding the holy grail for many Chromebook owners. The feature was announced back at Google I/O in May and first appeared on the Chrome OS Developer channel back in June. On August 1st, Google flipped the switch to bring to the Chrome OS beta channel, and today the Play Store is finally available to selected devices running on the stable Chrome OS channel.  Read more

Google backtracks on promise not to store Allo messages indefinitely


While we were given a heads-up as to when Google’s Allo messaging would begin rolling out, no one really expected it to become available to the masses in the small hours of the night. It did, though, and as is usual with new apps, people have been tearing into Allo, finding out all sorts of interesting things. Something that has been found out in the few hours since Allo officially launched is the change in Google’s stance of only storing messages transiently, and not indefinitely. Read more

Google beefs up Drive’s search function with natural language processing technology


Searching for files or folders on the cloud is usually only as good as the terms you are typing in, which means if you are incorrectly spelling a word, the results may not show what you are looking for. For Google Drive users at least, the act of searching for an item has just become a little easier thanks to Google integrating its search technology with it, enabling users to find files or document with greater speed and ease. Read more

Google Allo, the smart messaging platform, is rolling out worldwide


Google is rolling out its new messaging platform to Android and iOS devices worldwide after months of waiting by the public.

Allo, which was announced earlier this year at Google I/O 2016, is finally live. The company is positioning the platform as a “smart messaging app” that uses internal and external information to create meaningful conversations between people.

Speed, expression, intelligence, and privacy are the areas that Allo focues heavily on.

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Google’s upcoming phones, the Pixel and Pixel XL, pose for the camera


Now is the time for you to get your best look yet at Google’s upcoming phones. The Pixel and Pixel XL, which will take over for the Nexus line, are going to be launched very soon. It’s no surprise that Pixel-related leaks are becoming bigger and more frequent with October 4 being the rumored launch date for Google’s next round of devices.

Today, Google is having to deal with very clear photographs of the Pixel and Pixel XL being posted online before the phones are official. Now it’s obvious the company will be implementing metal and glass for the bodies to give a premium look and feel.

Hit the break to see what’s coming.

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